As in recent years, members of the Regiment were spread all over the globe with a small contingent of Strathconas being deployed to Lebanon to compose the core of the Canadian Training Assistance Team Lebanon.
As the only tank squadron available to the Brigade, B Squadron was, to say the least, busy. The squadron found itself detached and tasked between all three of the Brigade’s Battle Groups and at times working directly for the Brigade Commander.
With many things that still required attention before the temporary freedom of March Break, the Regiment took the evening of the 15th to relax, recharge, and prepare for the challenges ahead.
Ex STEELE BEASTS 19 kicked off with a lovely meeting time of 0240 hrs in the B Squadron hangar on 9 February, much to everyone’s delight. Passports were handed out as the troops arrived, and everyone loaded onto the busses for the drive to the airport.